- prior /PRAHY-er/
- thrust /thruhst/
- debut /dey-BYOO/
- gulf /guhlf/
- pole /pohl/
[adjective] – existing or happening before something else, or before a particular time
He claimed he had no prior knowledge of the protest.
[noun] – the driving force produced by, for example, an aircraft engine
The thrust that was made by the spacecraft created a loud noise.
[adjective] – related to the first public appearance or activity
He had his debut concert in 1953.
[noun] – a very large area of sea surrounded on three sides by a coast
Hurricane Andrew was heading into the Gulf of Mexico last night.
[noun] – either of the two points at the most northern and most southern ends of the earth, around which the earth turns
The scientists will go on an expedition to the South Pole.
To prepare for the debut launch, SpaceX still has weeks or months of testing ahead of it. The booster will launch the Starship into space for a once-around-the-Earth journey, culminating in a “landing” in the Pacific waters near the Hawaiian islands. The Super Heavy will then be sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA, the US space agency, has already hired SpaceX to build a version of the Starship upper-stage that will be able to land men near the lunar south pole this decade. However, SpaceX eventually intends both segments of future spacecraft to make controlled landings, either on land or on sea platforms, so they may be reused. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, claims that if completely built, the Starship system will be capable of transporting humans to the moon and Mars.
- What is the largest spacecraft invented in your country?
- What do like most about spaceships? Please explain your answer.
- If you had a chance, would you like to witness a live rocket launch?
- Which do you think is better to use, an old or a new-built spaceship?
- In your opinion, why do scientists create huge spaceships? Please explain your answer.
- lift off